Should you use a robo-advisory in your ETF investing?

Should you use a robo-advisory in your ETF investing?

A robo-advisory may be better than a bad broker, but there are still downfalls
A robo-advisory involves automated, Internet-based advice and portfolio management services.

A robo-advisory may offer beginning investors a more efficient, lower-cost investment approach, compared to what’s now open to them. Unfortunately, robo-advisors are likely… Read More

Q: Hello all. Could I have your opinion please on CGFX, a gold ETF containing the largest gold miners. It pays a distribution yielding around 6%. They do this by writing covered calls on 25% of the portfolio. Too good to be true? Thanks.

A: The CI First Asset Gold+ Giants Covered Call ETF, $17.20, symbol CGXF on Toronto (Units outstanding: 24.8 million; Market cap: $426.6 million; www.firstasset.com), holds an equal-weighted portfolio of the 15 largest gold and precious-metal companies as measured by market capitalization. Each is listed on… Read More

TSX ETF investing: 5 tips for successfully picking the right ones

TSX ETF investing: 5 tips for successfully picking the right ones

With all the TSX ETF investments available, it’s not too difficult to diversify your portfolio. Here’s how.
There are hundreds of ETF opportunities on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sponsored by investment managers like BlackRock Inc., BMO Asset Management and Horizons ETFs Management. The best TSX… Read More

Pass on this ETF: Horizons Enhanced Income Gold Producers ETF

The HORIZONS ENHANCED INCOME GOLD PRODUCERS ETF $37.00 (Toronto symbol HEP) invests in an equal-weighted portfolio of North American-listed gold mining companies. The portfolio currently holds 14 stocks, with all the top producers such as Barrick Gold and Newmont Corp. represented.
The ETF yields a high 5.0%. However, the dividend income… Read More

Corporate-Class Mutual Funds: What to Know Before Investing

Corporate-Class Mutual Funds: What to Know Before Investing

Corporate-class mutual funds let you switch between funds without having to pay capital gains taxes right away. But there are reasons why regular mutual funds, as well as ETFs, make better investments
Corporate class, or “tax-advantaged,” mutual funds are classes of funds that let you switch… Read More

The Ins and Outs of Investing in Exchange Traded Funds

The Ins and Outs of Investing in Exchange Traded Funds

Discover the best ways you can add ETFs to your portfolio
ETFs are one of the most popular and most benign investing innovations of our time—and the best ETF investments can be great low-fee ways to hold shares in multiple companies with a single investment… Read More

5 great tips for ETF investing

5 great tips for ETF investing

You will have better opportunities for success with ETF investing when you follow our tips
In 1990, ETF investing was introduced in Canada. The fund was called Toronto Index Participation Shares, and started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The shares, which tracked the TSE… Read More

ETFs to invest in: 5 top tips for better ETF investing

ETFs to invest in: 5 top tips for better ETF investing

If you’re looking for ETFs to invest in for the best portfolio returns, then let these five tips guide your search.

Here are five tips to use when considering ETFs to invest in.

The best ETFs to invest in practice “passive management”

Traditional ETFs are “passive”… Read More

3 key ETF Definitions for Investors

3 key ETF Definitions for Investors

Our key ETF definitions will help you better understand ETF investing
The simplicity of investing in ETFs holds a lot of appeal for many investors. We’ve compiled a list of ETF definitions so you can determine if ETFs are right for your portfolio.

What does ETF mean?

ETF… Read More